How to Let the ‘Haters’ Fuel Your Fire to Succeed

As I read my friend Susan Hyatt’s new book, Bare: A 7-Week Program to Transform Your Body, Get More Energy, Feel Amazing, and Become the Bravest, Most Unstoppable Version of You, I felt myself nodding in agreement at nearly every page. But there was one section that made me literally jump off the couch and do a happy dance! 

In this particular passage, she talks about how, when you choose to transform your life—be it physical, emotional, professional, or financial—you often get one of two reactions from the people around you.

Some will be inspired by you and your successes. They’ll think you’re doing something truly incredible and look for ways to go on a similar journey.

And then there are the others … the ones who feel threatened by you. The ones who see your successes through the lens of their own inadequacies and insecurities.

These are the folks I call “haters who try to steal your power.” Or sometimes they’re just the “mean girls” from high school who never seemed to grow up.

I guess that’s why Susan’s words spoke to me so powerfully—they’re totally relevant to my life!

And that’s why I want to tell you the “Kool-Aid story.” This is about one of those “threatened” people. Someone who seethes with resentment … simply because I’ve set goals for myself, gone after them with everything I have, and have experienced success. 

I’ve told this story to huge audiences across the country. So I guess maybe I should thank this person for their pettiness. Because I’m using their words to help people—AND I’m experiencing more success than ever!

Watch the video to hear the Kool-Aid story, and learn why you should NEVER let the haters and mean girls of the world steal your shine or derail your progress.